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Super League: Why are football's biggest clubs starting a new tournament?
19/04/2021 | news | business | 1,901
Europe's biggest teams have suffered during the Covid pandemic and say they want financial stability.
Mourinho sacked by Tottenham
19/04/2021 | sport | football | 3,679
Jose Mourinho is sacked by Tottenham Hotspur after just 17 months in charge.
'Big six' agree to join 'Super League'
19/04/2021 | sport | football | 4,275
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who agree to join a new European Super League.
Young people to be reinfected with Covid for study
19/04/2021 | news | health | 393
Scientists will see how the immune system copes second time round, by deliberately infecting volunteers.
Uefa and PL condemn breakaway plan
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 10,778
Uefa and the Premier League have strongly condemned 12 major European clubs, including the 'big six' from England, signing up to a breakaway European Super League.
Leicester reach first FA Cup final since 1969
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 598
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says his side have "the chance to create history" after reaching their first FA Cup final since 1969 at the expense of Southampton at Wembley.
Greenwood double as Man Utd beat Burnley
18/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,025
Mason Greenwood scores twice as Manchester United beat Burnley to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City.
'Tuchel repaying Abramovich's ruthlessness'
17/04/2021 | sport | football | 793
Chelsea end Manchester City's quadruple hopes as Thomas Tuchel proves Roman Abramovich's well-worn recruitment formula works, writes Phil McNulty.
Sheff Utd relegated after loss to Wolves
17/04/2021 | sport | football | 681
Sheffield United's relegation to the Championship is confirmed with defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Chelsea end Man City's quadruple hopes
17/04/2021 | sport | football | 2,227
Chelsea reach the FA Cup final with a narrow victory to end Manchester City's hopes of a historic quadruple.
Brexit and Covid blamed as 200 jobs at risk in Ystrad Mynach
16/04/2021 | news | uk | 280
A manufacturing firm is considering shutting a Welsh site due to impact of Brexit and Covid.
Ocado in self-driving vans push with £10m stake in Oxbotica
16/04/2021 | news | technology | 449
The online grocery retailer has teamed up with Oxford self-driving firm Oxbotica.
Kane injured after rescuing point for Spurs at Everton
16/04/2021 | sport | football | 567
Harry Kane scores twice to earn a point for Tottenham against fellow top-four chasers Everton at Goodison Park.
Deliveroo apologises to riders for bonus overpayments
15/04/2021 | news | business | 185
The food delivery firm suffered a technical glitch, but says it has resolved the situation.
Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'
15/04/2021 | news | health | 732
There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive result.
Charity shops tell donors: 'Think before giving'
15/04/2021 | news | business | 542
Charity retailers ask givers to book before just turning up with donations as people flock back.
Rampant Arsenal reach Europa League last four
15/04/2021 | sport | football | 616
Arsenal impressively sweep aside Slavia Prague to reach the Europa League semi-finals with a fine away victory in the second leg.
Man Utd set up Roma Europa League semi
15/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,029
Edinson Cavani scores the winner as Manchester United set up a Europa League semi-final against Roma with a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win over Granada.
James Dyson says Brexit has given him 'freedom'
14/04/2021 | news | business | 3,836
Sir James Dyson defends moving his firm's headquarters to Singapore and says Dyson is a British firm.
Heathrow says airport queues are becoming 'untenable'
14/04/2021 | news | business | 2,717
The airport says some travellers are facing waits of up to six hours.
Tesco counts cost of Covid trading as profits drop
14/04/2021 | news | business | 265
The UK's largest supermarket saw full-year sales soar but the pandemic hit its bottom line.
COP26: Delaying key climate meeting preferable to 'messing it up'
14/04/2021 | news | science | 792
Further postponement of the UK climate summit would be better than a failed event, says an expert.
Mahrez and Foden send Man City into last four
14/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,044
Manchester City through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after sealing last-eight victory over Borussia Dortmund courtesy of a comeback win in Germany.
Liverpool knocked out of Champions League by Real Madrid
14/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,028
Real Madrid's three first-leg goals are enough to knock Liverpool out of the Champions League after a goalless draw at Anfield.
UK exports to EU rebound partially after January's slump
13/04/2021 | news | business | 3,525
Despite the improvement, exports still remain below 2020 levels, the UK statistics body says.
World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
13/04/2021 | news | science | 924
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
PSG reach last four with away-goals win
13/04/2021 | sport | football | 806
Paris St-Germain are beaten on the night but hold on to claim an away-goals victory over holders Bayern Munich that takes them through to the last four of the Champions League.
Chelsea reach Champions League semi-finals
13/04/2021 | sport | football | 351
Chelsea are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014 after a 2-1 aggregate win over Porto.
Covid lockdown eases: Celebrations as pub gardens and shops reopen
12/04/2021 | news | uk | 5,057
Shoppers have been rushing back to the High Street, where queues were seen outside some retailers.
Matsuyama 'forever a hero' after storming to Masters win
12/04/2021 | sport | other | 466
Hideki Matsuyama's victory at Augusta National will resonate throughout the whole of the Far East after he became the first Japanese man to win a major, writes Iain Carter.
Covid: Buses in England to return to pre-pandemic levels as lockdown eases, says industry group
08/04/2021 | news | uk | 378
Companies are expecting more people to travel as the lockdown eases further on Monday.
Morrisons to stop selling plastic carrier bags
08/04/2021 | news | business | 458
The supermarket chain will remove 100 million plastic carrier bags from its network over the next year.
High Street sales tipped to surge 50% on 12 April
08/04/2021 | news | business | 165
Analysts say rise in visitors to retail parks shows shoppers keen to return to physical shopping.
Covid: Shed and garage offices pose insurance risk
08/04/2021 | news | business | 337
Plans to convert sheds, garages and extensions in order to work from home can leave some uninsured.
Man Utd too strong for Granada in first leg
08/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,267
Manchester United take a big step towards reaching the Europa League semi-finals with an away first-leg win over Granada.
Britain's electricity system 'greenest ever' over Easter
07/04/2021 | news | uk | 629
Sunny and windy weather led to a surge in renewable sources of energy, the operator says.
Covid passports: Certification is 'one option', vaccines minister says
06/04/2021 | news | uk | 6,540
Introducing Covid status certificates risks creating a "two-tier Britain", critics say.
Test travel regime must be easy and cheap, says PM
06/04/2021 | news | business | 2,291
It comes after airlines criticised plans to make travellers pay for pre and post-travel testing.
Unions criticise 'miserly' 50p rise in statutory sick pay
06/04/2021 | news | business | 924
SSP increases from £95.85 to £96.35 a week in April, but unions say it is too little to live on.
Liverpool outclassed by Real Madrid in first leg
06/04/2021 | sport | football | 2,677
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool made it "too easy" for Real Madrid to win the quarter-final first leg between the sides.
'West Ham mixing it with top teams'
05/04/2021 | sport | football | 939
Jesse Lingard scores a brilliant solo goal before West Ham hold off a Wolves fightback to secure a victory that moves them into the Premier League top four.
Carabao Cup final to have 8,000 fans
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,152
The Carabao Cup final between Tottenham and Manchester City will have 8,000 fans in attendance after it is confirmed as a pilot event to test the return of big crowds.
Greenwood seals comeback win for Man Utd
04/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,524
Mason Greenwood scores just his second Premier League goal of the season as Manchester United come from behind to beat Brighton at Old Trafford.
Baggies thump five past 10-man Chelsea
03/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,391
Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson score twice as struggling West Brom overwhelm 10-man Chelsea and end the 14-match unbeaten start to Thomas Tuchel's tenure.
Covid: Europe's vaccine rollout 'unacceptably slow' - WHO
01/04/2021 | news | world | 2,625
The WHO says the situation in the wider Europe region is more worrying than it has been in several months.
Pub vaccine passports not British - Sir Keir Starmer
01/04/2021 | news | politics | 2,892
The Labour leader says it would be "wrong in principle" to ask landlords to police a new scheme.
Dutch government to let 3,500 fans watch Eurovision Song Contest
01/04/2021 | news | entertainment | 70
The song contest's Dutch venue would be half full and fans would need a negative Covid test.
How Man City are battling history to land the quadruple
01/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,925
There have been more than 100 previous attempts by 15 different English clubs to win the quadruple - will Manchester City become the first to do it?
Single-use plastic bag charge doubles to 10p in Scotland
01/04/2021 | news | uk | 797
The charge has been 5p since it was introduced in 2014, prompting a drastic decline in plastic bag usage.
Climate change: Net zero targets are 'pie in the sky'
01/04/2021 | news | science | 472
Indian minister lashes out at plans to cut emissions dramatically over the next three decades.
Covid: Children 'well protected by Pfizer vaccine'
31/03/2021 | news | health | 1,284
Initial results from trials in 12- to 15-year-olds in the US will be handed to regulators.
Deliveroo shares tumble on stock market debut
31/03/2021 | news | business | 1,062
Deliveroo shares close well below their expected price after big investors' attitude to company soured.
PwC says start when you like, leave when you like
31/03/2021 | news | business | 902
Accountancy giant staff can choose the hours they work and mix home and office following pandemic.
Councils filling potholes 'every 19 seconds'
31/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,140
The number of repairs has increased to 1.7 million in England and Wales in the past year, a survey says.
Sewage discharged into rivers 400,000 times in 2020
31/03/2021 | news | science | 86
Waterways in England had sewage discharged into them for three million hours
Science cuts could see experts leave UK, warns Nobel laureate
31/03/2021 | news | science | 51
Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse also says science is crucial for dealing with climate change.
Brexit: UK 'risks falling behind' EU on workers’ rights
31/03/2021 | news | business | 2,191
The EU is working to improve conditions but the UK is not keeping pace, says the TUC.
A few frequent flyers 'dominate air travel'
31/03/2021 | news | science | 780
Those who fly more should be taxed more, and air miles incentives should be banned, campaigners say.
Covid: Teacher-assessed grades creating too much pressure
31/03/2021 | news | uk | 240
Unions fear students may be overburdened with classroom tests so teachers can justify grades.
Google Maps to start showing eco-friendly routes
31/03/2021 | news | business | 152
The driving app will highlight trips with lowest emissions based on factors such as traffic and slopes.
Maguire scores late England winner
31/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,889
Harry Maguire scores a late winner for England in their World Cup qualifier against Poland.
Easter egg sales 'soar by almost 50%'
30/03/2021 | news | business | 589
M&S, Asda and Thorntons are among those seeing a big rise in eggs sales ahead of the Easter weekend.
Irish pubs could become work hubs in post-pandemic plan
30/03/2021 | news | world | 56
Remote workers will be enticed to live in the countryside through a new "quality of life" policy.
Scotland election 2021: Leaders go head-to-head in first TV debate
30/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,407
The leaders of Scotland's five larger political parties will take part in the BBC Scotland debate.
Wetherspoon plans new pubs and jobs if ‘no further lockdowns’
30/03/2021 | news | business | 669
The chain plans to open 18 new pubs and upgrade others, but only if there are no more Covid restrictions.
Covid jab probably does protect those around you
30/03/2021 | news | health | 675
Out-of-date information may be deterring people from being vaccinated.
Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
29/03/2021 | news | world | 2,225
It took almost a week to dislodge a giant container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes.
Novavax: Deal agreed to 'fill and finish' 60 million doses in UK
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 101
A deal is agreed to support the manufacturing of 60 million vaccine doses in north-east England.
Biden administration threatens tariffs on UK goods in 'tech tax' row
29/03/2021 | news | business | 3,837
Ceramics, make-up and furniture could be hit amid a row over a new UK tax on tech firms.
Climate change: Greener Wales 'must not hit poorer communities'
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 96
Call to hear voices of people from disadvantaged areas as efforts are made to fight climate change.
'Spongy roads' to be Slough's new claim to fame
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 197
Move over David Brent, settle down John Betjeman, the town is going to be an environmental pioneer.
Liberty Steel bailout plea turned down
29/03/2021 | news | business | 301
The government refuses a request for £170m to support the struggling metals group.
Access to rural-broadband funding plagued by delays
29/03/2021 | news | technology | 139
Applications are stuck in limbo as the deadline for valuable broadband vouchers looms.
Deliveroo flotation price to be at bottom of target range
29/03/2021 | news | business | 138
The food delivery business says it is pricing shares "responsibly" amid “volatile” market conditions.
Shelters 'at capacity' with unwanted lockdown pets
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 935
The Scottish SPCA received more than 136,000 calls about unwanted animals in the past year.
Scottish economy 'could regain lost ground in two years'
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,619
KPMG analysis suggests Scottish GDP could be boosted by a successful vaccine rollout and "consumer bounce".
Why are people not doing more about climate change?
29/03/2021 | news | uk | 475
Cost and confusion are the two main reasons people are not changing to greener options, the BBC finds.
Coronavirus: Germany tightens borders amid alarm over pandemic
26/03/2021 | news | world | 3,176
France is to be classed a "high-risk" area as Germans are warned of a possible 100,000 infections a day.
Coronavirus: EU stops short of vaccine export ban
26/03/2021 | news | world | 1,403
The bloc tells AstraZeneca to honour its EU contracts but backs global supply chains.
People may quit if forced to work from home, Rishi Sunak warns
26/03/2021 | news | business | 2,932
The chancellor urges firms not to scrap offices altogether, warning employees may leave if they do.
Liberty Steel: Government looking at 'all options'
26/03/2021 | news | business | 247
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng tells MPs he hopes to support the steelmaker "in its entirety".
Covid-19: Pfizer director says science 'winning the race' against virus
26/03/2021 | news | uk | 170
The medical director for Pfizer UK says it is important people are "allowed to start living again".
Brexit: UK lost 'significant' access to EU policing data under deal, report warns
26/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,404
Post-Brexit security arrangements are "complex and untested", a House of Lords report warns.
Covid: What might a third wave look like?
26/03/2021 | news | health | 1,163
Restrictions are easing, but with parts of Europe seeing rising infections, should the UK be worried?
Lorry drivers 'must expect Covid test to enter UK'
26/03/2021 | news | business | 362
An industry source says they expect the government to require hauliers entering the UK to be tested.
Covid-19: More than 6,000 'lives saved by vaccine programme'
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,721
The estimate for England comes as the over-50s are urged to book a jab in the coming days.
Ford says farewell to 'Mondeo man' as car to be phased out
25/03/2021 | news | business | 1,188
The car, which became synonymous with a certain type of British motorist, will be phased out next year.
UK Government buildings to fly union flag every day
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 4,189
The culture secretary described the flag as "a proud reminder of our history and the ties that bind us".
ScotRail conductors to stage series of strikes
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 137
RMT union members are to hold strike days every Sunday until 2 May, in an overtime payments dispute.
Covid vaccine: AstraZeneca updates US vaccine efficacy results
25/03/2021 | news | world | 911
The vaccine-maker slightly amends its efficacy rates as it awaits US regulatory approval.
Nationwide tells 13,000 staff to 'work anywhere'
25/03/2021 | news | business | 838
The UK's biggest building society says it wants to give employees more control over their lives.
Santander to close more than 100 branches
25/03/2021 | news | business | 893
The bank says 840 staff will be affected by the decision although it will try to offer them roles elsewhere.
NHS staff in Scotland to be offered 4% pay rise
25/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,301
The Scottish government praised staff for their "service and dedication" during the Covid pandemic.
Covid-19: Pubs could require vaccine passports - Boris Johnson
25/03/2021 | news | politics | 5,396
But one Conservative MP says "papers for pubs" would lead the country into "a ghastly trap".
Covid-19: EU leaders to discuss boosting vaccine supplies
25/03/2021 | news | world | 731
Leaders will also review plans to curb exports of Covid vaccines, which could affect supply to the UK.
Government will be 'forced to rely' on BBC licence fee model, MPs suggest
25/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 118
A group of MPs says the infrastructure is not in place for a viable alternative to the licence fee.
Fifth of students 'poorly prepared for university'
25/03/2021 | news | education | 191
Two in five students say they would have made better choices if they had had better advice, Ucas finds.
Watkins scores on debut as England win
25/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,044
Ollie Watkins scores on his debut as England deliver the expected easy win over San Marino in their opening World Cup 2022 qualifying game at Wembley.
John Lewis to permanently close eight more shops
24/03/2021 | news | business | 1,436
The move puts 1,465 jobs at risk and means it has axed a third of its stores in less than a year.
Sir Keir Starmer accuses Boris Johnson of 'breaking promise' on Army troop numbers
24/03/2021 | news | politics | 734
Boris Johnson says the government is increasing spending on defence "by the biggest amount since the Cold War".
Tesla cars can be bought in Bitcoin
24/03/2021 | news | technology | 494
Elon Musk announced his company would accept the virtual currency as payment for a new car.
UK inflation rate falls as clothes prices drop
24/03/2021 | news | business | 977
A fall in the price of clothing and second-hand cars offset a rise in fuel costs last month.
Covid: Has the pandemic changed our behaviour for ever?
24/03/2021 | news | uk | 516
How quickly we responded to life without hugs, handshakes and hanging out surprised one academic.
UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea
24/03/2021 | news | science | 1,081
More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.
GameStop sales struggle after trading frenzy
23/03/2021 | news | business | 10
GameStop provides its first financial update since it became the subject of a trading frenzy.
Covid: £5,000 fine for people going on holiday abroad
23/03/2021 | news | uk | 5,094
It is due to come into force in England next week as some other lockdown restrictions are eased.
Covid: UK marks one year since the first lockdown
23/03/2021 | news | uk | 3,391
The Queen reflects on the "grief and loss felt by so many" as the country holds a minute's silence.
Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard
23/03/2021 | news | business | 1,048
The number of workers on UK company payrolls climbed by 200,000 in the three months to February.
Cineworld to reopen with cinema-first movie deal
23/03/2021 | news | business | 453
US cinemas will reopen in April followed by the UK in May, with theatres getting exclusivity over streaming.
Covid: More walking and family chats post-lockdown - poll suggests
23/03/2021 | news | uk | 95
We've done more walking and worked more from home this year, according to a BBC-commissioned poll.
Coronavirus: How the common cold can boot out Covid
23/03/2021 | news | health | 358
It looks like the viruses that cause colds wins in the battle to infect our cells.
Covid: Guernsey leaves second pandemic lockdown
22/03/2021 | news | world | 14
Nearly all coronavirus restrictions are lifted, with border controls remaining in place.
Coronavirus vaccines: PM to telephone EU leaders in bid to stop export ban being imposed
22/03/2021 | news | politics | 3,911
EU leaders will hold a virtual summit on Thursday to discuss the fate of vaccines made on the continent.
Covid: Supermarket limits lifted as lockdown in Wales eases
22/03/2021 | news | uk | 317
Shops already open can sell non-essential items and garden centres can open from today.
B&Q-owner Kingfisher boosted by new 'young DIY-ers'
22/03/2021 | news | business | 386
Kingfisher says 18-34 year-olds did more home improvements during lockdown than any other age group.
Covid vaccine: US trial of AstraZeneca jab confirms safety
22/03/2021 | news | health | 381
Regulators in America have been waiting for these results to decide on approval.
Green plan to upgrade homes was 'botched', say MPs
22/03/2021 | news | science | 348
A scheme offering people up to £10,000 for insulation has only reached 10% of its target, MPs say.
Leicester see off Man Utd to reach semis
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,322
Leicester City move into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1981-82 as they eliminate Manchester United at the King Power Stadium.
Spurs beat Villa to keep top-four hopes alive
21/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,013
Tottenham respond to their shock Europa League exit with victory over Aston Villa to keep their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish alive.
Covid: UK death rate 'no longer Europe's worst' by winter
19/03/2021 | news | health | 6,874
Six other countries were worse affected during the second wave of the pandemic, according to ONS figures.
Liverpool face Real in Champions League
19/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,964
Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Manchester City will play Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea will face Porto.
Hammersmith Bridge: Toll could be imposed to pay for repairs
19/03/2021 | news | uk | 89
Motorists could be charged to use a temporary crossing to fund repairs to the original structure.
Man Utd face Granada in Europa League
19/03/2021 | sport | football | 814
Manchester United will play Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals, while Arsenal will face Slavia Prague.
UK government borrowing hits February record as virus impact continues
19/03/2021 | news | business | 1,866
The government borrowed £19.1bn last month, the highest figure for February since records began.
Gigabit broadband: First areas to benefit announced
19/03/2021 | news | technology | 1,086
The government announces first stages of plans to get superfast broadband to the majority of UK homes.
Backlash grows against cut to electric car grants
19/03/2021 | news | business | 3,056
A government decision to reduce subsidies is criticised by the motor industry and UK businesses.
How Covid has changed where we want to live
19/03/2021 | news | business | 1,185
Cornwall has overtaken London as the most searched for location among property buyers, data suggests.
AstraZeneca: UK and EU clot reviews confirm safety of vaccine
18/03/2021 | news | health | 2,620
Regulators give reassurance and advice on rare blood clot symptoms, such as headache lasting days.
Lingard, Shaw & Stones return for England
18/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,055
England boss Gareth Southgate recalls Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and John Stones to his squad for 2022 World Cup qualifiers later this month.
BBC to move key jobs and programmes out of London
18/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 3,589
The corporation is expanding out of the capital to "ensure every household gets value from the BBC".
Covid vaccine: UK supply hit by India delivery delay
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,405
It is understood a shipment of five million AstraZeneca doses to the UK has been held up by four weeks.
Liberty Steel: Government must step in to save steel jobs, says Ed Miliband
18/03/2021 | news | business | 676
The shadow business secretary tells the BBC the company is too vital for the UK to collapse.
BT's Openreach to build full-fibre internet 'like fury' after Ofcom move
18/03/2021 | news | technology | 935
Regulator Ofcom will not cap Openreach's fees for full-fibre connections for at least 10 years.
Scotland's train operator ScotRail to be nationalised
18/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,095
The Scottish government says ScotRail will be taken into public ownership in March 2022.
Pogba winner sees Man Utd edge past Milan
18/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,293
Paul Pogba scores the winner on his Manchester United return as they edge past AC Milan to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.
Disney parks to re-open – but no screaming please
17/03/2021 | news | business | 25
Disney's California parks will re-open after more than a year - but with some changes.
Covid: People aged 50-54 invited for jab in England
17/03/2021 | news | health | 1,329
The England rollout comes as figures show nearly half of UK adults have had one dose.
P&O Cruises says travellers will need vaccinations
17/03/2021 | news | business | 440
Customers will have to prove they have had two coronavirus jabs to get on the company's cruises.
Space projects scrubbed in UK overseas aid cut
17/03/2021 | news | science | 343
Ten international collaborations using space data to tackle developing-world problems lose funding.
Democracy is in retreat, warns Dominic Raab
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,906
Dominic Raab says the UK should use its "clout" to be "a force for good in the world".
Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid jab safe, insists Hancock
17/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,160
People should "get the jab", the health secretary says, after some countries suspend its use.
Government sets out £1bn plan to cut industrial carbon emissions
17/03/2021 | news | business | 289
The government wants firms to waste less energy and develop low-carbon technologies.
Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean
17/03/2021 | news | health | 3,353
Why do some people get side effects - and do they mean you have greater protection?
Integrated review: UK to lift cap on nuclear stockpile
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 6,832
The UK will also shift focus towards Indo-Pacific countries, following a year-long foreign policy review.
Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs worldwide
16/03/2021 | news | business | 118
The Finnish telecoms giant is shifting investment into 5G and cloud computing research.
Covid: Deaths back to normal levels in Wales
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 117
Deaths are running below average for the first time in more than five months, ONS figures show.
Everton FC face longer wait for final stadium approval
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 85
The government requests more time to consider plans for the club's new 52,000 capacity home.
Green Brexit didn't happen, says environmental coalition
16/03/2021 | news | politics | 513
But the government says Brexit enables the UK to set its own rules to deliver better environmental outcomes.
UK to shift foreign policy focus following review
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,879
The reassessment of security and defence also paves the way for the UK to increase stocks of nuclear weapons.
Greggs to open shops despite first loss in 36 years
16/03/2021 | news | business | 742
The bakery chain is confident of long-term recovery despite sales being hit amid the pandemic.
New children's commissioner pledges to 'rebuild' childhood
16/03/2021 | news | education | 497
Dame Rachel de Souza wants help for children after the pandemic to be like post-war reconstruction.
Sturgeon to set out dates for easing Scotland's lockdown rules
16/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,633
The Scottish first minister is to set out proposed dates for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions at Holyrood.
Ministers frustrated with PM's 'mistakes' ahead of Covid second wave
15/03/2021 | news | politics | 5,852
Senior figures tell the BBC Boris Johnson should have been tougher in the autumn to prevent more deaths.
Miles of new bus lanes and more services promised
15/03/2021 | news | business | 1,773
Boris Johnson says a £3bn plan to upgrade England's bus networks will improve access and air quality.
Oscars nominations 2021: Brits, diversity and female directors rewarded
15/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 443
It is also a record year for diversity in the acting nominations and for female directors.
Foreign Office to move 500 jobs to East Kilbride
15/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,795
The UK government has said more than 1,000 civil service roles in total are to be relocated to Scotland
Jota scores Liverpool winner on Wolves return
15/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,319
Diogo Jota rekindles Liverpool's Premier League top-four hopes with the winning goal on his return to Molineux in a game that ends with a worrying head injury to Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
Bitcoin surges past $60,000 for first time
14/03/2021 | news | business | 865
The volatile cryptocurrency extends its record-breaking run to reach a new high.
Own goal helps Man Utd edge past Hammers
14/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,537
Craig Dawson's own goal was the difference as Manchester United beat West Ham to boost their top-four hopes.
Walker - a legend with effervescent enthusiasm
13/03/2021 | sport | f1 | 981
Legendary motor racing commentator, who became as famous as the drivers themselves, dies at 97
Palace dent West Brom survival hopes
13/03/2021 | sport | football | 482
Luka Milivojevic’s first-half penalty earns Crystal Palace all three points against West Brom, whose survival hopes take a further hit.
Covid vaccinations: No reason to stop using AstraZeneca jab, says WHO
12/03/2021 | news | world | 1,416
The body reassures states after some halted their rollouts over unproven fears the jab causes clots.
Superb England crush India in first T20
12/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 960
A magnificent bowling performance sets England on the way to an eight-wicket victory over India in the first Twenty20 in Ahmedabad.
Cumbria coal mine: Public inquiry after government U-turn
12/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,074
Ministers say "increased" controversy over the Cumbria mine means a public inquiry is needed.
Covid vaccine lowers cases in Scotland's healthcare worker families
12/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,161
Vaccination of Scotland's healthcare workers has lowered the rate of infection for people they live with.
Manager Wilder to leave Sheffield Utd
12/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,844
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is set to leave his role after almost five years in charge.
Royal Mail to pilot Sunday parcel delivery
12/03/2021 | news | business | 168
The postal service will make deliveries for major retailers as online shopping continues to grow.
Car insurance claims plunge as drivers stay at home
12/03/2021 | news | business | 292
The drop in claims is not mirrored in cheaper premiums, but insurers say motorists have been supported.
Households 'buy 3.2 million pets in lockdown'
12/03/2021 | news | business | 191
Many have bought pets in response to social isolation, but there are concerns about animal welfare.
HSBC plans to phase out coal financing by 2040
11/03/2021 | news | business | 118
The bank will ask investors to back the plan following pressure from a shareholder campaign group.
Covid-19 pandemic: France eases travel for UK and six other countries
11/03/2021 | news | world | 1,311
A "compelling reason" is no longer needed to travel to and from the non-EU countries, officials say.
Virtual reality headsets for work ‘could snowball’
11/03/2021 | news | business | 57
Use of the headsets by people working from home could pick up quite rapidly, a business group says.
Rolls-Royce says 'worst behind us' as it posts £4bn loss
11/03/2021 | news | business | 189
The plane-engine maker says 2020 was "unprecedented", but that air travel should bounce back this year.
Devolution of broadcasting powers gets cross-party support
11/03/2021 | news | uk | 322
More powers over broadcasting should move from Westminster to Cardiff, a Senedd inquiry concludes.
Scotland's housing market slump 'worst in UK'
11/03/2021 | news | uk | 413
Interest from potential buyers and number of properties on the market were down, the surveyors body said.
Magicians' tactics found in politics and marketing
11/03/2021 | news | education | 165
Magicians use "powerful tools" of psychology to manipulate people's behaviour, say researchers.
M&S to sell clothes from rival brands to boost online sales
11/03/2021 | news | business | 96
The High Street stalwart will sell items from 11 different clothing brands on its website from spring.
UK environmental protections 'being flouted'
10/03/2021 | news | science | 570
Campaigners say UK government protections on the environment are already being flouted.
Heathrow says airport border queues at 'unacceptable level'
10/03/2021 | news | business | 1,593
The airport regularly sees queuing times of three hours and on occasion six hours, an executive says.
Tesco to start recycling bread bags and crisp packets
10/03/2021 | news | business | 770
The supermarket is rolling out new recycling points for soft plastics that often end up in landfill.
CL reforms 'devastating' for English football
10/03/2021 | sport | football | 1,323
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the proposed Champions League reforms would have "a devastating effect" on English football.
Covid-19: Too early to book a foreign holiday, Grant Shapps says
10/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,236
The transport secretary says there are questions about how safe it will be to "travel around" in June.
NI to Scotland bridge: Official feasibility study for Irish Sea link
10/03/2021 | news | uk | 538
Two engineering professors are to examine whether a bridge across the Irish Sea is feasible.
Lego plans hiring spree for digital growth drive
10/03/2021 | news | business | 398
The toy giant sees best sales in five years as lockdown spurs growth in Lego sets for families.
Covid-19: NHS Test and Trace 'no clear impact' despite £37bn budget
10/03/2021 | news | health | 1,623
It was set up to help prevent lockdowns but there have been two more since its launch, MPs say.
Covid-19: UK rejects 'false' vaccine export ban claim by EU
10/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,449
An EU diplomat is summoned to the Foreign Office following comments by the bloc's top official.
Air passenger duty: Review planned to cut tax on domestic flights
10/03/2021 | news | politics | 165
Boris Johnson says he wants to see air passenger duties on UK flights fall to help neglected areas.
The Restaurant Group: Wagamama owner to raise millions as lockdown bites
10/03/2021 | news | business | 166
The Restaurant Group says its sales dived by 57% last year after its sites were forced to close.
Covid: English councils at risk from budget 'scarring,' watchdog warns
10/03/2021 | news | politics | 69
English councils will take a long time to recover without more help, a spending watchdog warns.
'Right to repair' law to come in this summer
10/03/2021 | news | business | 921
Manufacturers will be obliged to make spare parts for appliances available to consumers.
PSG hold off spirited Barca to advance
10/03/2021 | sport | football | 279
Paris St-Germain held off a spirited Barcelona side to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 5-2 win on aggregate.
'Hybrid working will become the norm'
09/03/2021 | news | business | 250
The return to the office after the pandemic will be only partial, says global workspace provider IWG.
Holidays: UK domestic cruises 'could restart in May'
09/03/2021 | news | business | 183
Cruise lines will be able to restart domestic trips as early as 17 May, according to the maritime minister.
Supermarkets warn pet boom causing food pouch shortages
09/03/2021 | news | business | 680
Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons have seen demand rise after more people bought pets during lockdown.
Covid: Labour urges 'germ games' to plan for pandemics
09/03/2021 | news | politics | 703
The party's shadow health secretary says yearly drills would help the UK prepare for future threats.
OECD: Prospects brighter for global economy
09/03/2021 | news | business | 112
The OECD upgrades forecasts for the UK and global economy, but says pandemic costs will weigh on countries.
Havertz 'stepped up' for Chelsea - Tuchel
08/03/2021 | sport | football | 987
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praises forward Kai Havertz after he plays a vital role as the Blues defeat top-four rivals Everton.
West Ham a 'special place to be' - Rice
08/03/2021 | sport | football | 801
Midfielder Declan Rice says there is a "real buzz" about West Ham after victory over Leeds maintains their push for a Champions League place.
'India mirror Kohli in their dominance'
07/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 672
Virat Kohli's personality is driving India towards World Test Championship glory - and their 'final frontier' in England, writes Suresh Menon.
Man Utd 'not thinking' about title
07/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,696
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are not thinking about overhauling Premier League leaders Manchester City despite victory at Etihad Stadium.
Fulham win as Liverpool lose sixth straight home game
07/03/2021 | sport | football | 3,639
Liverpool's incredible slide continues with a sixth successive Premier League home defeat as Fulham earn a crucial win over the reigning champions.
England lose series in another collapse
06/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 2,272
England's series defeat in India is sealed with one final, abject batting collapse on the third day of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
Covid-19: Cyprus and Portugal want to welcome vaccinated UK tourists from May
05/03/2021 | news | uk | 703
It is not yet clear how visitors will be required to prove they have received both doses of a jab.
Pant ton takes Test away from England
05/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,710
Rishabh Pant's dazzling century ensures India repel a Ben Stokes-led England fightback on a compelling second day of the final Test in Ahmedabad.
Is Aguero on the way out at Man City?
05/03/2021 | sport | football | 700
Sergio Aguero has not scored a Premier League goal since January 2020 and his contract expires in the summer, so is he approaching the end at Manchester City?
National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places
05/03/2021 | news | science | 268
The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.
Covid: Fresh air 'key to safer classrooms'
05/03/2021 | news | health | 186
Knowing which windows to open and having shorter lessons could help when children return to school.
Government has no climate change plan - MPs
05/03/2021 | news | politics | 652
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.
'Right and just' for students to get Covid refunds
05/03/2021 | news | education | 84
University students should be given compensation for disrupted studies, says Sir Anthony Seldon.
Budget 2021: Four things missing from Rishi Sunak
05/03/2021 | news | business | 713
Where was the help for the environment, social care, renters, and to cover the future costs of Covid?
'Fallen champions making mockery of title defence'
04/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,857
Brilliant Chelsea can be confident of a top-four finish but the same cannot be said of floundering Liverpool, writes Phil McNulty.
Budget 2021: Funding for Tory-held towns 'looks fishy,' says Starmer
04/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,919
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends allocations from the Towns Fund as "completely impartial".
US suspends tariffs on single malt Scotch whisky
04/03/2021 | news | business | 1,818
Tariffs on UK cheese and cashmere will also be lifted as the countries try to resolve an old trade row.
Budget 2021: 'Scrooge Sunak not levelling with people' on cuts
04/03/2021 | news | business | 925
The Budget leaves the chancellor looking more Scrooge than Santa, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
UK found guilty of dirty air breach by EU court
04/03/2021 | news | science | 1,192
The UK is found guilty of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits.
England batting fails again in India
04/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,428
England's batsmen once again fail to deliver on the first day of the final Test against India in Ahmedabad.
Deliveroo unveils plans for '$7bn' London listing
04/03/2021 | news | business | 101
The food delivery firm hopes to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange this year.
Updated coronavirus vaccines can be fast-tracked like flu jabs
04/03/2021 | news | health | 977
Rapid approval without lengthy tests can happen if new vaccines are needed to fight variants, say regulators.
Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London
04/03/2021 | news | technology | 1,233
The shop will stock hundreds of new own-brand items including UK-sourced milk and desserts.
Covid: 'All secondary pupils' should wear masks in class
04/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,293
The recommendation comes from the Scottish government's Covid advisory group on education.
Liverpool 'cannot rely on the past'
04/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,824
Andy Robertson says Liverpool cannot "rely on the past" after Chelsea inflict a fifth successive home defeat on the champions for the first time.
Klopp has international duty concerns
03/03/2021 | sport | football | 531
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says players cannot be allowed to travel for March's international break if they have to quarantine when they return.
Pollution: Bid to scrap Wales' farming rules fails in Senedd
03/03/2021 | news | uk | 300
Planned new rules anger farmers and politicians, but wildlife groups say they are vital.
Budget 2021: Rishi Sunak warns tax rises to follow spending spree
03/03/2021 | news | business | 2,439
The UK economy is expected to recover six months faster than expected from the pandemic, the chancellor says.
Hill review: London takes aim at Amsterdam with new listing rules
03/03/2021 | news | business | 548
Under proposals in a new report, company founders could maintain control even after listing them on a London exchange.
Budget 2021: Contactless card limit will rise to £100
03/03/2021 | news | business | 1,745
The move, taking effect later this year, will more than double the current limit of £45.
Schools consider 'radical change' to transfer tests
03/03/2021 | news | uk | 23
Verbal reasoning transfer tests could replace English and Maths papers due to pandemic disruption.
Covid: Qantas launches 'mystery flights' to boost tourism
03/03/2021 | news | business | 385
Airlines are coming up with different strategies to tackle the pandemic travel slump.
Covid vaccine being tested in patients with low immunity
03/03/2021 | news | health | 631
The race is on to find out if those with cancer and other conditions can be protected as the UK unlocks.
We need to find our spark - Solskjaer
03/03/2021 | sport | football | 2,483
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United need to find their "spark" again after they were held to a third goalless draw in a row by Crystal Palace.
World Cup 2030 bid backed by government
02/03/2021 | sport | football | 875
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" to bid to host the 2030 World Cup and the plan is backed by football associations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
BBC Three will return to TV screens after six-year break
02/03/2021 | news | entertainment | 2,041
The channel will make a comeback, after scoring hits with Normal People and Fleabag online.
Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser
02/03/2021 | news | uk | 733
Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says.
'An iconic Liverpool figure who went on to illuminate TV screens'
02/03/2021 | sport | football | 667
Ian St John, who has died aged 82, was one of the iconic figures in Liverpool's history before going on to enjoy a hugely successful career in TV.
UK house prices see 'surprise' pick-up, says Nationwide
02/03/2021 | news | business | 363
An unexpected acceleration in values last month pushed prices to a record high, the Nationwide says.
Sir Keir Starmer's critics in Labour become increasingly vocal
02/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,318
The Labour leader is not being strident enough in opposition, two ex-shadow ministers say.
Covid in Scotland: Tighter rules will be used to decide on levels
02/03/2021 | news | uk | 1,598
Under new guidance local areas will have to have a lower number of positive cases before restrictions are eased.
Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030
02/03/2021 | news | business | 569
The Swedish firm is to phase out all models with internal combustion engines over the next few years.
Covid: 'People are tired of working from home'
01/03/2021 | news | business | 2,579
Canary Wharf expects people to return to the office but may choose home working some of the time.
Smoking banned at hospitals and playgrounds in Wales
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 351
It is the first ban of its kind in the UK but a step too far say smokers' rights group.
Covid-19: Brazil variant case in England hunted by officials
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 2,200
The whereabouts of one infected person is unknown, as they did not give their full contact details.
Covid-19: Critical care beds shortage prompts calls for review
01/03/2021 | news | uk | 743
The UK has 7.3 critical care beds per 100,000 people, compared to Germany's 33.8 and the US's 34.3.
Letter demands action over 'UK nature in freefall'
01/03/2021 | news | science | 476
Wildlife experts urge the prime minister to step up action on the loss of species in the UK.
Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'
01/03/2021 | news | science | 489
Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.
Is Bale enjoying renaissance at Spurs?
28/02/2021 | sport | football | 467
A fully fit Gareth Bale could get in any team, says Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after his match-winning performance against Burnley - is this his renaissance?
Reds still in 'exciting places' after win
28/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,789
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are still in "exciting places" after beating Sheffield United to end a run of four successive Premier League defeats.
Pitch problems or pointless spin?
27/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,957
After England's two-day humbling by India in Ahmedabad, BBC Sport weighs up the arguments and considers what might happen next.
Brighton suffer bizarre defeat at West Brom
27/02/2021 | sport | football | 621
Brighton are beaten 1-0 at West Brom after having a goal controversially disallowed and missing two penalties in a remarkable game.
Man City secure 20th straight victory
27/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,793
Premier League leaders Manchester City overcome a resilient West Ham United to extend their winning run to 20 matches.
Henderson ruled out for up to 10 weeks
26/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,372
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is ruled out for up to 10 weeks as a result of the groin injury he suffered against Everton.
British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes
26/02/2021 | news | business | 552
IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, makes a record loss after the pandemic grounds flights.
Covid-19: Teachers advised to avoid 'catch-up narrative'
26/02/2021 | news | uk | 36
Terms like "missed work" could put pupils under undue pressure when schools reopen, guidance says.
MPs investigate ditching smart motorways
26/02/2021 | news | politics | 607
A coroner says the roads - where hard shoulders become lanes at busy times - create a death "risk".
National Trust to plant blossom trees in cities
26/02/2021 | news | science | 596
The National Trust is planning to plant dozens of blossoming trees to create new green spaces.
Nightclubs eye June reopening but can they survive?
26/02/2021 | news | business | 173
Clubs have been closed for almost a year but what will the clubbing experience be like when they reopen?
Frasier and Rugrats both set to return to TV
25/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 527
The 1990s shows will be rebooted for the new Paramount+ streaming site. So why all the nostalgia?
India beat England inside two days
25/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 3,648
England succumb to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of a remarkable third Test in Ahmedabad.
Coronavirus: Public need 'home truths' on economy - Hammond
25/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,970
The ex-chancellor says Boris Johnson must "do the right thing", even if it means risking unpopularity.
Get used to fewer trains, says rail body
25/02/2021 | news | business | 1,289
Around one in 10 rail services should be cut while passenger numbers remain low, says Network Rail.
Asda says 5,000 jobs at risk in new business plan
25/02/2021 | news | business | 1,534
The supermarket says it has begun consulting with workers over a major restructuring of its business.
Vauxhall: Crunch talks to save Ellesmere Port plant continue
25/02/2021 | news | business | 238
Vauxhall's parent company has previously said its fate depends on the government's commitment to the car industry.
Primark gears up for April reopening as sales slump
25/02/2021 | news | business | 505
The High Street-only retailer says it has lost £1.1bn in sales due to the recent lockdown.
A-level and GCSE results to be decided by teachers
25/02/2021 | news | education | 919
A combination of mock exams, coursework and essays will be used to decide grades in England this year.
Ikea aims to launch delayed 'Buy Back' scheme in UK
25/02/2021 | news | business | 30
UK consumers will soon be able to sell back used items with the aim of reducing waste.
Man Utd ease into Europa League last 16
25/02/2021 | sport | football | 916
Shola Shoretire becomes the youngest player to appear for Manchester United in Europe as they reach the Europa League last 16.
Feeble England crumble to 112 all out
24/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,964
England are bowled out for 112 before India reach 99-3 on the first day of the third Test in Ahmedabad.
Apple buys a company every three to four weeks
24/02/2021 | news | business | 603
The technology giant has bought around 100 companies in six years, chief executive Tim Cook has revealed.
Keir Starmer urges government to buy more food from British farmers
23/02/2021 | news | politics | 511
Sir Keir Starmer is the first Labour leader to address the farmers' union since 2008.
Everton's Bramley-Moore Dock stadium given council approval
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 490
The development will be a "world-class addition" to Liverpool's waterfront, says the club.
Covid-19: Everyone 'has to play their part' in lockdown easing, says Hancock
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,894
But it is too soon to say when social distancing rules will be relaxed, the health secretary says.
10,000 fans could return to stadiums by May
23/02/2021 | sport | other | 1,125
Up to 10,000 fans could be back in stadiums by mid-May as part of the government's plans to move England out of lockdown.
Wales unemployment rate falls to 4.4%
23/02/2021 | news | uk | 60
The Welsh rate of unemployment is now lower than the rate of 5.1% for the UK as a whole.
Covid: Airline industry travel pass ready 'within weeks'
23/02/2021 | news | business | 222
Industry body IATA says it sees its pass as essential for reopening quarantine-free travel.
How Simeone has reinvented Atletico Madrid
23/02/2021 | sport | football | 303
Renowned for building a team with grit and resilience, Diego Simeone has revitalised Atleti with attacking football - how has he done it?
Roadmap: Can we avoid an economic long Covid?
23/02/2021 | news | business | 734
The cautious lifting of restrictions will also push back the economic rebound further into spring.
Covid lockdown: 'We are burning through about £500,000 a day'
22/02/2021 | news | business | 1,509
The owner of PureGym says lockdown has been costing his business hundreds of thousands of pounds a day.
John Lewis considers closing more stores
22/02/2021 | news | business | 731
The department store giant may close another eight stores in a further blow for the High Street.
Covid vaccines - 'spectacular' impact on serious illness
22/02/2021 | news | health | 2,955
First evidence from the UK's vaccine programme shows a reduction in hospital admissions in Scotland.
2021 Senedd election: Parties 'must engage with teenage voters'
22/02/2021 | news | uk | 399
The Senedd election on 6 May will be the first time under-18s can vote in Wales.
Djokovic wins ninth Australian Open
21/02/2021 | sport | tennis | 673
Novak Djokovic continues his dominance of the Australian Open by overwhelming Daniil Medvedev to win a record-extending ninth men's title.
West Ham up to fourth but 'yet to hit top gear'
21/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,143
West Ham move into the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory over Tottenham that increases the pressure on Spurs manager Jose Mourinho.
Rashford helps Man Utd back to second
21/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,669
Marcus Rashford plays a key role in a win over struggling Newcastle as Manchester United returned to second in the Premier League table.
Everton earn first Anfield win since 1999
20/02/2021 | sport | football | 5,167
Everton secure a first Premier League win at Anfield in 22 years as goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson deal a blow to Liverpool's top four hopes.
Covid: Unblock logjam for new laws, senior MPs urge ministers
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 181
Commons select committee chiefs want laws held up during the pandemic to be put back on the agenda.
Covid vaccines: Boris Johnson pledges surplus to poorer countries at G7
19/02/2021 | news | politics | 3,819
Boris Johnson is encouraging other rich countries to donate vaccine doses at a virtual G7 meeting.
Covid: Health workers appeal to PM for better personal protection
19/02/2021 | news | health | 449
In a letter, 20 organisations say measures to tackle airborne spread of coronavirus are "inadequate".
UK to launch 'high risk' science agency
19/02/2021 | news | business | 1,117
The new agency will help "cement the UK's position as a science superpower", the government says.
Mars landing: Nasa's Perseverance rover in 'great shape'
19/02/2021 | news | science | 348
Perseverance will now spend at least two years looking for evidence of past life on the Red Planet.
Leeds robbed of a point - Bamford
19/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,133
Patrick Bamford feels Leeds were "robbed of a point" after the striker had an equalising goal ruled out by VAR in Friday's 1-0 defeat at Wolves.
Sir Keir Starmer: Savings scheme would boost UK's recovery post-Covid
18/02/2021 | news | politics | 6,966
The Labour leader says there can be "no return to business as usual" as he sets out post-Covid policies.
Louis-Dreyfus completes Sunderland takeover
18/02/2021 | sport | football | 624
Kyril Louis-Dreyfus becomes Sunderland chairman at the age of 23 after buying a controlling interest in the club.
We're out to correct mistakes, says Solskjaer
18/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,666
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his Manchester United side are out to correct last season's Europa League mistakes after they thrash Real Sociedad 4-0 in Turin.
National Theatre shelves European touring after Brexit
17/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 1,247
The venue says a "lack of clarity" about visas and permits makes such tours "not financially viable".
Covid: Make children priority after pandemic, Anne Longfield says
17/02/2021 | news | uk | 265
England's children's commissioner calls on Boris Johnson to put them "centre stage" of his plans.
Ford to go all-electric in Europe by 2030
17/02/2021 | news | business | 434
By the middle of 2026, all its cars will be available as electric or hybrid models, it said.
Over-75s 'given time' to pay BBC licence fee
17/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 308
The BBC says there will be "no amnesty", but greater flexibility because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Warnings inflation could breach 2% target as prices rise
17/02/2021 | news | business | 701
Prices rose 0.7% in January in what some economists said could mark a first step in rising costs post-lockdown.
House prices up 8.5% in 2020 amid tax holiday
17/02/2021 | news | business | 1,004
Prices climbed at their fastest annual rate since October 2014, official figures show.
Hospital waiting list 'may double to 10m by April'
17/02/2021 | news | health | 655
There could be a surge in demand from delayed referrals and delays to treatment, a think tank warns.
Climate change: Don't raid home insulation scheme, MPs urge ministers
17/02/2021 | news | politics | 362
The government hopes to claw back money from a £1.5bn fund to promote home insulation.
'Spy pixels in emails have become endemic'
17/02/2021 | news | technology | 561
Email app Hey reveals that two-thirds of the messages it handles contain the hidden trackers.
Man City beat Everton to open up 10-point lead
17/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,831
Manchester City open up a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League with victory at Everton.
Plan for campus free speech post prompts autonomy warning
16/02/2021 | news | education | 744
Concerns are raised as ministers announce new free speech role to stop "silencing" in universities.
Bitcoin hits new record of $50,000
16/02/2021 | news | business | 1,208
The digital currency has gained 72% so far in a volatile 2021.
Covid: Rapid tests could help reopen nightclubs, PM suggests
16/02/2021 | news | business | 847
Boris Johnson suggests testing clubbers and theatregoers to reopen venues that have been closed since March.
India thrash England to level series
16/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,992
England succumb to an inevitable 317-run defeat by India on the fourth day of the second Test in Chennai.
Covid: Why goal is to live with the virus - not fight it
16/02/2021 | news | health | 690
Ministers want to turn Covid-19 into a manageable illness like flu. Why? And is this possible?
450,000 families ‘behind on rent because of Covid’
16/02/2021 | news | business | 653
One in 20 private renters say they have been refused rent reductions, a report says.
Covid-19: First travellers arrive in UK for hotel quarantine stay
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,615
Arrivals from "red list" countries must pay £1,750 to spend 10 days in government-sanctioned hotels.
Jaguar car brand to be all-electric by 2025
15/02/2021 | news | business | 1,958
JLR will launch electric models of its entire Jaguar and Land Rover line-up by 2030.
Pound hits three-year high on vaccination hopes
15/02/2021 | news | business | 739
Sterling rises above $1.39 as the vaccine programme raises hopes that lockdown can be eased.
Parents urged not to miss out on new Scottish Child Payment
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 217
The Scottish government says it has received 77,000 applications so far, but 173,000 children are believed eligible.
Ashwin century makes England toil
15/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,903
A century from local hero Ravichandran Ashwin heaps misery on England in the second Test against India in Chennai.
Wetherspoons calls for pubs to reopen 'to save jobs'
15/02/2021 | news | business | 2,677
The chairman of the chain is calling for pubs to reopen at the same time as non-essential shops.
Social businesses shut out of government support
15/02/2021 | news | business | 84
Most 'ethical' banks don't offer bounce back loans, forcing hundreds of community-run businesses to close.
West Ham beat Sheff Utd and move up to fifth
15/02/2021 | sport | football | 736
West Ham are level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea as Sheffield United's survival hopes suffer a setback.
England crumble in second India Test
14/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 2,212
England are bowled out for 134 as India open up a lead of 249 to seize control of the second Test in Chennai.
Man Utd held to draw at West Brom
14/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,947
Bruno Fernandes' stunning volley salvages a point for Manchester United at struggling West Brom, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side lose further ground in the Premier League title race.
Liverpool title defence is over - Klopp
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,306
Liverpool's title defence is over, says manager Jurgen Klopp after his side's late capitulation at Leicester.
Rohit's 161 gives India edge over England
13/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,700
England are given a stark reminder of the challenge of touring India by Rohit Sharma's classy 161 on day one of the second Test.
Lowton scores stunner as Burnley hammer Palace
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 258
Burnley take advantage of some woeful defending to brush aside a limp Crystal Palace and move further clear of the Premier League's bottom three.
Leicester beat error-strewn Liverpool
13/02/2021 | sport | football | 3,800
Goalkeeper Alisson and his defence suffer a second-half nightmare as Leicester beat Liverpool to move into second in the Premier League.
Covid: Virus cases are going down across the UK
12/02/2021 | news | health | 4,579
Data suggests lockdown is working, but the health secretary says there is "still a long way to go".
Scotch whisky exports slump to 'lowest in a decade'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 160
Industry figures suggest exports fell by £1.1bn last year as Covid and a 25% tariff in the US hit distillers hard.
Covid hotel quarantine less strict than Australia's
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 987
There are key differences in rules between England’s system and elsewhere, a BBC analysis shows.
Scottish dental students forced to repeat a year
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 251
Students have not been able to get enough clinical experience because of Covid restrictions.
Climate Change: Government may review road-building policy
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 399
It follows a legal challenge from campaigners, who argue the policy does not fit with climate targets.
Why Sunak says he will be “open and honest” over the Budget
12/02/2021 | news | business | 643
The government's plan is to provide a roadmap out of restrictions in a fortnight.
Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle
12/02/2021 | news | technology | 491
The test is first step towards all-paper bottle that can withstand pressure from fizzy drinks.
UK economy suffered record annual slump in 2020
12/02/2021 | news | business | 4,395
The size of the economy shrank by 9.9% in 2020 as coronavirus restrictions hit output, figures show.
Brexit trade deal leaves Welsh fishermen 'devastated'
12/02/2021 | news | uk | 325
New rules could create a "perfect storm" for the £39m sector, says Welsh Fishermen's Association.
UK economy poised like a coiled spring, says Bank economist
12/02/2021 | news | business | 284
Andy Haldane says the UK economy will surge back this spring thanks to the vaccine programme.
Four English councils get emergency government funding
11/02/2021 | news | politics | 222
Eastbourne, Bexley, Luton and Peterborough will be able to borrow more to fund day-to-day costs.
Holiday bookings jump despite 'confusion over rules'
11/02/2021 | news | business | 464
Official calls for people to pause summer holiday plans have made no difference, UK holiday providers say.
Brexit: London loses out as Europe's top share trading hub
11/02/2021 | news | business | 5,678
Amsterdam ousts London in the wake of Brexit changes, as the Bank of England warns over EU financial rules.
HS2: Next phase of controversial rail network gets green light
11/02/2021 | news | business | 823
Legislation needed to clear the next stage of the controversial project has passed through Parliament.
Obesity 'bigger killer' than smoking in England and Scotland
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 122
Excess body fat is now a bigger cause of deaths than smoking, Glasgow University researchers found.
US airline set to buy flying electric taxis for airport runs
11/02/2021 | news | business | 108
United Airlines plans to buy 200 of the aircraft to fly passengers to airports within the next five years.
Toxic air puts six million at risk of lung damage
11/02/2021 | news | science | 760
Six million people aged over 65 in England are at high risk of lung damage, a new report says.
Shift to green energy 'could cost oil states $13 trillion' by 2040
11/02/2021 | news | business | 107
Some countries could lose 40% of government revenue as the world cuts back on fossil fuels, says report.
Rail and road problems as temperatures hit new low of -17.1C
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 486
Scotland has faced a second day of travel disruption after further heavy snowfall and freezing conditions.
Covid: Don't book holiday yet, government warns
10/02/2021 | news | politics | 4,934
Boris Johnson urges people to "be patient", after the transport secretary says summer breaks are in doubt.
Covid: WHO backs Oxford vaccine 'even if variants present'
10/02/2021 | news | health | 2,949
Its use in people over 65 as well as in countries where variants are circulating is recommended.
Sainsbury’s takes on Aldi in supermarket price war
10/02/2021 | news | business | 922
The UK's second-largest supermarket joins Tesco in promising to price-match German discounter Aldi.
One in 10 teens in UK has tried hard drugs
10/02/2021 | news | education | 388
A study of 20,000 young people finds a third have used cannabis and half admit to binge-drinking.
Beer and pub leaders plead for reopening date after sales halve in 2020
10/02/2021 | news | business | 832
The industry shows the government a "roadmap to recovery" as it waits for a reopening date.
Covid-19: Sports equipment presents 'low risk'
10/02/2021 | news | health | 375
A study finds coronavirus particles decay rapidly on sports equipment, including cricket and tennis balls.
Brexit: Stena Line 'committed to Wales' despite traffic drop
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 25
Lorries using routes from Holyhead and Fishguard have fallen by 50% since January.
A look at the best players out of contract this summer
10/02/2021 | sport | football | 631
With Europe's best players returning to action next week in the Champions League, BBC Sport takes a look at some of the stellar names out of contract this summer.
EU vaccine export row: Irish government 'in talks' with European Commission
09/02/2021 | news | world | 401
Officials are trying to work out ways of avoiding more controversies involving Northern Ireland.
Tesco urged by investors to sell more healthy food
09/02/2021 | news | business | 184
The investors want the UK's largest supermarket chain to do more amid a growing obesity problem.
Travel disruption as temperatures plunge to -16.7C
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 843
Parts of Scotland are affected by heavy snowfall as temperature hits 11-year low.
Covid-19: Travellers face £1,750 cost for England quarantine hotels
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 5,265
People arriving in England from Covid hotspots also face £10,000 fines or jail if they break the rules.
Mental-health tsar: Anxious pupils should return gradually
09/02/2021 | news | education | 24
Former Love Islander Dr Alex George says students should have "time to integrate slowly back in the classroom".
Brexit: 'Under-loved' fish renamed for British tastes
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,354
The spider crab and megrim sole are to be rebranded to get rid of "negative connotations".
Bitcoin sets fresh records after Elon Musk investment
09/02/2021 | news | business | 593
Bitcoin sees further strong gains after Elon Musk's Tesla bought $1.5bn of the cryptocurrency.
F1 to contemplate shorter 'sprint' races
09/02/2021 | sport | f1 | 877
Formula 1 bosses are to discuss the introduction of shorter 'sprint' races in an attempt to increase entertainment levels this season.
Covid: Two tests for all UK arrivals during quarantine
09/02/2021 | news | business | 850
Details of the new system, aimed at tracking cases and detecting new variants, will be set out later today.
Anderson delivers one of the great overs
09/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 639
James Anderson bowls one of the greatest overs in modern Test cricket history to set up England's win over India in the first Test.
Holiday giant Tui bets on summer bounce back
09/02/2021 | news | business | 806
The travel firm expects holiday bookings to be 80% of usual levels thanks to the vaccine programme.
Anderson inspires England to famous win
09/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,621
James Anderson inspires England to a famous 227-run victory against India on the final day of the first Test in Chennai.
Grocery shopping has changed for good, says Ocado
09/02/2021 | news | business | 709
The online supermarket says the Covid pandemic has permanently changed the grocery landscape worldwide.
Climate change: New targets to eliminate Wales' gases
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 405
Changes could mean replacing gas boilers in homes and finding new ways to make steel without coal.
Is Moyes' reputation now fully restored?
09/02/2021 | sport | football | 826
David Moyes has West Ham flying, so is it time to acknowledge the Scot's reputation is now fully restored?
Covid trauma 'also affects people with breathing problems at home'
09/02/2021 | news | health | 22
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are not confined to those on ventilators, a study suggests.
Solskjaer praises Man Utd mentality
09/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,688
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises his players' mentality in their FA Cup win against West Ham; while Hammers' Issa Diop becomes first concussion substitute.
Music stars raise pressure over EU touring
08/02/2021 | news | entertainment | 273
Radiohead, Ronan Keating and Sir Elton John call for the government to "renegotiate" Brexit terms.
Elon Musk's Tesla buys $1.5bn of Bitcoin causing currency to spike
08/02/2021 | news | business | 1,681
The cryptocurrency surges 17% as Tesla also said it could start accepting Bitcoin as payment.
England set up final-day victory bid
08/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 986
England need nine wickets on the final day to beat India after setting up their victory push on day four of the first Test in Chennai.
Tesco tells chancellor to hit online rivals with sales tax
08/02/2021 | news | business | 669
Boss Ken Murphy has asked Chancellor Rishi Sunak for a "level playing field" when it comes to tax.
Buccaneers beat Chiefs to win Super Bowl
08/02/2021 | sport | other | 1,028
Tom Brady steers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to extend his record for Super Bowl wins to seven.
Oil prices climb back to pre-pandemic levels
08/02/2021 | news | business | 352
Having hit an all-time low last year, oil has recovered on the hopes of a quicker economic turnaround.
'Champions Liverpool on a worrying slide'
07/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,066
Liverpool have won too much under Jurgen Klopp to be mired in talk of a crisis, but there is no escaping they are on a worrying slide, writes Phil McNulty.
Bess spins England into strong position
07/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 831
Dom Bess advances England's chances of victory over India on day three of the first Test in Chennai, despite a sparkling knock from Rishabh Pant.
Man City put four past Reds at Anfield
07/02/2021 | sport | football | 4,944
Two errors from Liverpool keeper Alisson gift leaders Manchester City a 10th straight Premier League win and a 10-point lead over the champions.
UK weather: 'Beast from the East Two' to bring snow, ice and floods
06/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,139
The cold snap will not be as extreme as in 2018, forecasters say, but will cause disruption this weekend.
Root's 218 keeps England in command
06/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 905
Joe Root scores an imperious double century as England continue their strong start to the first Test against India on day two in Chennai.
Covid: Local elections to go ahead in England
05/02/2021 | news | politics | 1,827
Measures include asking voters to bring pens - but some councils fear it will be too difficult to organise.
Root hits 128 as England dominate India
05/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 970
Joe Root marks his 100th Test with a commanding century as England make an impressive start to the first Test against India.
How will 'chipageddon' affect you?
05/02/2021 | news | technology | 217
Carmakers and consumer-gadget companies are struggling to source enough computer chips.
Barclays urges UK to focus on US and Asia post Brexit
05/02/2021 | news | business | 1,745
Brexit gives one of the UK's most important sectors the chance to define its own agenda, he said.
'Spurs devoid of ambition & lacking ideas'
04/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,424
After an "eyesore" of a performance against Chelsea, Phil McNulty says Jose Mourinho finds himself in trouble at Tottenham.
Covid: Don't ease lockdown restrictions too soon - Starmer
04/02/2021 | news | politics | 2,050
The Labour leader urges the PM not to repeat "the mistakes of last time," amid Tory calls for easing.
Compass apologises for school meal parcels that 'fell short’
04/02/2021 | news | business | 713
The owner of the firm that sparked January’s school meals outcry has apologised again
Royal Dutch Shell sees huge loss as pandemic hits oil demand
04/02/2021 | news | business | 672
The oil giant reported a net loss of £16bn for 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused demand to slump.
Which Premier League club would suit Haaland best?
04/02/2021 | sport | football | 864
BBC Sport takes a detailed look at which Premier League club would benefit most from signing Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland.
Crossrail: 'Forensic focus' needed to complete project
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 56
A Transport Committee urges a "tight grasp" on the scheme's leadership and financial stability.
Covid in Scotland: Closed ski resorts have 'best snow in years'
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 335
Despite the most magnificent conditions in 11 years, the slopes remain closed because of lockdown.
Climate change: Boris Johnson 'risks humiliation' over coal mine
04/02/2021 | news | science | 1,032
A leading scientist warns Boris Johnson digging for coal undermines the UK's climate change efforts.
Brits snap up Australian wine that didn't go to China
04/02/2021 | news | business | 1,521
The UK is now the top destination for Australian wine as it looks to overcome crippling Chinese taxes.
Chelsea beat disappointing Tottenham
04/02/2021 | sport | football | 1,889
Tottenham suffer their third consecutive Premier League defeat as they lose at home to Chelsea, who move up to sixth in the table.
'Liverpool not fresh mentally & physically'
03/02/2021 | sport | football | 2,052
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side were "not fresh enough, mentally and physically" as Brighton consigned them to a second straight home defeat.
Covid: 'Not practical' to close UK borders, says Boris Johnson
03/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,058
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer wants tougher restrictions to prevent new coronavirus variants coming in.
Broadband switching should be less 'hassle', says Ofcom
03/02/2021 | news | technology | 494
The regulator wants people to change provider more easily, but feels many people are put off switching.
Covid: Antibodies last at least six months in most
03/02/2021 | news | health | 146
The UK Biobank took blood samples from 20,000 people every month - and just under 1,700 had antibodies.
Mobile phone use: NI drivers face £200 fine
03/02/2021 | news | uk | 44
Tougher penalties for NI drivers using a hand-held mobile phones will be enforced from Wednesday.
Government 'painfully slow' on protecting environment
03/02/2021 | news | politics | 438
There are serious delays in tackling “critical” issues like air quality and wildlife loss, MPs say.
Bebo chief reveals plan to take on Facebook and Twitter
03/02/2021 | news | technology | 149
Michael Birch sold Bebo for $850m in 2008, but now plans to revive it with a focus on profiles.
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